Tech Behemoths, Digital Startups Struggle to Counter East Bay 'News Desert'Ownership changes and consolidations have left the East Bay with just a single daily newspaper. Can online media operations adequately serve this thriving region which Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has called a "news desert?"
Oakland's GoldieBlox Settles Lawsuit With The Beastie Boys Over 'Girls' Parody CommericalAn East Bay toy company settled its federal lawsuit on Monday against the Beastie Boys over its parody of the song "Girls" that appeared in a promotional video that went viral.
Mother Of Man Killed In Oakland Slams Quan For Touting SuccessMore than four months after her only son was murdered on a street in Oakland, a mother is criticizing Mayor Jean Quan over a recent newspaper editorial touting her success in fighting crime.
Felon Charged In Killing Of Oakland Tribune Photographer Pleads Not GuiltyA 10-time felon charged in the shooting death of a former Oakland Tribune freelance photographer who was hit by a stray bullet has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.
Ex-Con Charged With Murder Of Oakland Tribune PhotographerA man with 10 felony convictions over the past 20 years has been charged with murder for the shooting death of former Oakland Tribune freelance photographer Lionel Fluker near an East Oakland gas station on Friday night.
Oakland Tribune Photographer Killed By Stray BulletAn East Bay photojournalist who was killed in a shooting Friday night near his Oakland home was identified by police and former colleagues Monday as Lionel “Ray” Fluker, who had worked for more than a decade as a freelance photographer for the Oakland Tribune.
Best Ways To Celebrate Black History Month 2013 In The East BayBlack History Month 2013 in the East Bay means celebrations of the lives and achievements of many individuals. Black success stories include chefs like Sarah Kirnon and vintners, international documentary subjects and dancer, actor and activist Josephine Baker to a pioneering female journalist for the Oakland Tribune. Get your dose of black history with any of these suggestions. The experience will be priceless.
Alameda County May Reduce Charges To Avoid Mandatory DeportationsA new policy in Alameda County is instructing prosecutors to consider filing lesser criminal charges for some legal immigrants in an effort to avoid mandatory deportation.
49ers To Curtail Tailgating; Preseason Game vs. Raiders May Be DroppedThe San Francisco 49ers are banning tailgating in the Candlestick Park parking lot after games start, and any season ticket holders caught misbehaving on video will have their tickets revoked.
Mercury News Among Circulation Leaders; Chronicle Ranked 23rd Both the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle were ranked in the top 25 U.S. newspapers by average weekday and Sunday circulation from October 2010 through March.
Photographer Gets Settlement from Oakland Schools